Two universities based in the North of England have been selected to take part in a €2.7 million (£2.3m) research project aimed at improving quality of life for an ageing population.
The RISE-WELL project is a European-wide consortium that will train the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers in the area of ageing in relation to quality of life and longevity.
Researchers from Northumbria University and Newcastle University will join the consortium alongside academics from the Netherlands and Slovakia.
Dr Annette Pantall from the Translational and Clinical Research Institute at Newcastle University said: “We are delighted to be part of this study where we want to focus our work on the mobility changes of the ageing process.”
Professor Dilek Onkal emphasised the importance of the grant for Northumbria University in terms of the social impact the study will have.
“This research will provide us with invaluable insights on supporting and enhancing mental well-being in later life,” she explained.
Funding for the project is from the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) programme.